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8th July 2017

Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is delighted to be a beneficiary charity for the twelfth consecutive year at the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. Since 2005, the Quadrathlon has raised a phenomenal £1,350,169 for Mercy Corps’ projects around the world, in turn leveraging over £5.5million in funding from other grants and institutions. That’s pretty unbelievable!

Mercy Corps is an international development and emergency response charity with our European Headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are a leading global humanitarian organisation saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. Working in over 40 countries, we partner with local people to put bold ideas into action, help them overcome adversity, and build stronger communities. Now, and for the future.

Read more about the 2015 Project in Uganda

Improving family health and nutrition in Uganda

Karamoja is a conflict affected region of north eastern Uganda. It has the worst poverty ratings in the country, with 63% of the population living on less than a £1.50 a day. Nutrition is so poor that only 2% of infants receive a nutritious meal three times a day. Maternal mortality rates are amongst the highest in the world.

How will your fundraising help?

The 2017 Quadrathalon will support Mercy Corps’ work to break the cycle of under nutrition and poor maternal health by providing:

  • Lessons for young mothers to take better care of their health and the health of their children
  • Training in growing vegetable gardens to teach families to grow nutritious food, now and for the future
  • Community nutrition projects to teach mothers how to cook healthy meals with locally available foods
  • Fathers; days where men learn about family planning and supporting their partners in getting the pre and post natal care they need
  • Community volunteers to identify undernourished children to be treated at the local clinic
  • Building better medical maternity facilities to give expecting mothers the care they need

Every single pound you raise will give people in Uganda hope for the future and not just help for today. THANK YOU

Word of Thanks

“We are once again delighted to partner with the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon. Our work at Mercy Corps would not be possible without the dedication of the individuals who compete physically and mentally in this tough event and raise funds to support our work in some of the world’s toughest places."

"We want to thank all participants for their hard work in preparing for the Quad and fundraising, as well as our many committed volunteers who give up their time to help out during the weekend. We wish everyone a very successful event!”

Ms Ali MacLeod, Director, Fundraising & Marketing, Mercy Corps European Headquarters

Contact Mercy Corps

For more information about Mercy Corps, our work in Uganda or if you would like some advice with your fundraising please contact Victoria Telford.

Phone: 0131 662 5176

Email: vtelford@uk.mercycorps.org

Visit our website at: www.mercycorps.org.uk

Why not join the conversation by following us on Facebook facebook.com/mercycorpsuk and Twitter twitter.com/mercycorps_uk.

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